March 12th, 2014

Edgecomb Success by 6


United Way of Maine’s Success by 6 program brought volunteers for the Community Read Aloud to Edgecomb Eddy on March 3rd. Two of the six readers shown are Mr. Stephen Cole and Ms. Tina Tucker. We thank them for the fun and engaging books they shared with our students. 

Lisa Clarke

March 10th, 2014

Boothbay Art Students Recognized


This was a big weekend for Boothbay Region Art students.

Taylor Walby

(grade 11) 

Taylor Walby was recognized at the MEA office in Augusta on March 9th.  Her original art, shown here, was professionally framed (paid for by the Horace Mann Company) and will remain hanging at the MEA office through November. 

Here Taylor is given a certificate from the Maine Art Education Association President, Heidi O'Donnell.












Jackson Lorrain

(grade 3)

Jackson Lorrain was recognized this weekend at the Portland Museum of Art.  Here he is being acknowledged by Manon Lewis, BRHS art teacher and statewide coordinator of Youth Art Month).  Over a 1000 students/parents and family members attended the opening this weekend.  Jackson is also shown pointing to his work.


Ms. Lewis notes that this recognition and celebration of artistic works by students in our schools has a longterm affect on students.  Three of the eight Boothbay Region students who had art work displayed in the first Maine Youth Art Month exhibition at the State House went on to engage in professions/advocations in the visual arts. They include Nate Campbell (Painter), Lori Harley (Graphic Designer) and Holly Bryant  (Children's book illustrator).   

Mackenzie Hicks

(grade 9)

Here is another Boothbay Region student's work currently on display at the Portland Museum of Art.  The piece is an example of art with a social message and is entitled "Starving for Skinny". 

March 3rd, 2014

Edgecomb Eddy Winter Poems


WINTER POEMS by Second Graders

As Mrs. Garey and her second graders finish up their Winter Wednesdays unit, they’ve been heading outdoors to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air while snowshoeing.

Below, are more of their poems and some fun pictures to accompany them. 

What I Like About Winter

Get your sled Build a snowman

Look at the shapes the frost makes on the window

Hot chocolate after shoveling
My favorite, favorite, favorite thing of all...

Catching snowflakes on my tongue! “But then it melts away,” I say
All the things I like about winter.

by Finn Gaffney 













What I Like About Winter

Snowball fights,
Skating too,
This is what I like to do.
Come inside, on the table, hot chocolate

is waiting.
Out again to slide down the hill.
I think I’m done for now ‘cause I’m frozen!

by Mya Pinkham 














Here Comes Snow

Here comes snow, bundle up!
It started, it started, wake up!

Come on, get dressed, hurry up!

Get your hat and mittens, let’s go!

Let’ get outside before it melts.

Start rolling up the head, body, and legs.

Get the eyes, arms, hat and scarf.

Stacked up the legs, body and head.

Stick in the eyes and arms.
Put on the hat and scarf.

It’s done! It’s done! It’s done!
It looks so real!

by Catherine Clifford 


February 26th, 2014

National Archery in Schools


National Archery in the Schools

Georgetown School has been involved in the National Archery in the Schools Program for the past 8 years.  This year, 22 students participated in Grades 3-5, and 12 students from Grade 6.  Each year, students practice basic skills in Archery and at the end of the year, participate in competitions against area schools.  Last year, a Georgetown 6th Grade student took #1 place at the competition against RSU #1.  The Archery Program promotes character development in many areas, increases self-esteem and self-discipline.  Students really enjoy the program and always leave wanting more.  Archery is one of many after school enrichment programs that promote involvement, and includes all kids at all ability levels.  Archery is also a great connection to the great outdoors, much like other pieces of our curriculum and after school programs.
by Debra Thibodeau, Georgetown
February 25th, 2014

C.O.B.R.A. at BRHS


The C.O.B.R.A (
Champions Of Boothbay Region Athletics) Challenge provides all students at BRHS the opportunity to get their names engraved on a plaque for reaching strength training goals. Currently the Challenge is to improve muscle strength and explosiveness and perform well on three main exercises the Safe Squat, Clean, and Bench Press. The weight performed for each of these exercises is added together to produce a total score. Students can track their progress during their 4 year career. The first “challenge club” level is the 500 lbs Club from this point students can progress from the 625 lbs, 750 lbs and 1000 lbs clubs. Students may only test during a three week window at the end of each semester (total of twice per year). Students may test during physical education classes (Foundations of Physical Education, Team Sports, and Advanced Fitness) or during our after-school strength and conditioning club. See Coach Dionne for more details.

February 13th, 2014

Georgetown Project Canopy


Students measuring tree growth as part of Project Canopy, a long term tree growth study.


February 12th, 2014

BRES Wildcat Roar


2014 Newspaper Club Begins

by Marissa Peters

The Newspaper Club is for 5/6 graders who love to write. We meet every week on Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. The magic happens in room 219, which is Mrs. Parkhurst's room. When we meet, we eat a snack first, talk about who is writing what pieces, then we start writing. Our goal is to produce a paper every month. Newspaper Club started this year on January 9. This will be our first year producing an online newspaper. Ellie Hilscher, a sixth grader with newspaper experience, is our editor. 

Download your digital copy here

February 11th, 2014

Edgecomb Eddy Spellers


Congratulations to school-wide spelling bee champion for the 2013-14 school year, Meghan Clifford, a fifth grader.

Joining Meghan is runner-up Jonathan Genrich, also of the fifth grade.

The following children were their class representatives in the school spelling bee held recently.  We congratualte all of them.

  • Anna Gosselin- gr. 1
  • Elisabeth Wallace- gr. 1
  • Catherine Clifford- gr. 2
  • Emily Gosselin- gr. 2
  • Madison Phelps- gr. 3
  • Jack Castonia- gr. 3
  • Emma Lehouillier- gr. 4
  • Quincy Coombs- gr. 4
  • Meghan Clifford- gr. 5
  • Jonathan Genrich- gr. 5
  • Natalie Potter- gr. 6
  • Duncan Steele-Maley- gr. 6


February 11th, 2014

BRES Project Citizen


Project Citizen

On Thursday evening, February 13th (weather permitting of course) Eighth grade students will be presenting “Project Citizen” reports to parents and friends.  Project Citizen is the B.R.E.S. equivalent of Expeditionary Learning.  Over a five-week period under the guidance of teachers Cory Chase and Nick Scott, students research a topic and propose policy to support its implementation.  Students must research both positive and negative aspects of their policy and then provide supporting evidence to reinforce their work.

February 3rd, 2014

Edgecomb Eddy


M.A.D.E. Awards

Congratulations to our most recent M.A.D.E. award recipients:

  • Larissa Provost -gr. 2
  • Piper Carleton- gr. 2
  • Angelica Rodriquez- gr. 4
  • Arden Carleton- gr. 4
  • Emilie Crocker- gr. 4
  • Emma Lehouillier- gr. 4
  • Zachary Rolling- gr. 4
  • Jonathan Genrich- gr. 5
  • Owen Barter- gr. 5

These children are all being recognized for Making a Difference in Edgecomb (M.A.D.E.), by going above and beyond what is expected of them.

by Lisa Clarke